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Brilliant show at the Moraga Art Gallery
The Moraga Art Gallery ends the summer season with a dynamic show featuring two artists whose joie de vivre, imagination and brilliant colors evoke this season of bounty and plenitude. The show is called "Pattern Parade," featuring Lafayette's Angelica Samame and guest ...By Sophie Braccini



Boaters lap up the last days of summer on the Res
Although the kids are back in school and Labor Day is over, summer fun doesn't have to be a distant memory. With some of the area's best weather still to come there is always fun to be enjoyed right here in Lamorinda, in Lafayette's jewel - the Res, as it's known. And ...By Pippa Fisher



Rabies awareness
Every year since 2007, World Rabies Day has been observed on Sept. 28. This is a worldwide effort to raise awareness about this deadly virus and encourage prevention and control measures. This year's theme is "Share the message, Save a life." This disease is almost ...By Mona Miller, DVM



2019 Lamorinda Idol finalists delight audience at Orinda Theatre
A happy audience was lavish with their applause at the 2019 Lamorinda Idol competition finals on Aug. 18. Contestants came from local schools and the event was organized by the Lamorinda Arts Council, with the support of community sponsor the Orinda Community ...By Sora O'Doherty



Summer and wine at Saint Mary's College was a perfect pairing
Anyone who missed attending the 15th annual Summer Wine Festival at Saint Mary's College should mark their calendars for next year. The Aug. 10 event was hosted by the SMC Alumni Association with proceeds benefiting the Lasallian Legacy Scholarship Fund created in the ...By Vera Kochan



Please, do touch the art
At the latest exhibit at the Museum of Art in Saint Mary's College, not only is touching the art encouraged, it is required to fully experience each piece. `'Significance Machines and Purposeful Robots'' is an exhibit of works by Kal Spelletich, a San Francisco-based ...By Garrett Leahy



Film Festivals offer late summer entertainment in Orinda
With the temporary closure of the Rheem Theatre in Moraga, this year's California Independent Film Festival will take place largely at the Orinda Theatre, except for the closing film and celebrations, which will be in San Francisco. The 22nd annual CAIFF will this year ...By Sora O'Doherty



Pacific Chamber Orchestra season opens Sept. 14 in Lafayette
In celebration of 30 years of stellar performances, Pacific Chamber Orchestra Conductor Lawrence Kohl offers "a season of inspiring performances to travel the hero's road, soar to the heavens, revel in the tango, marvel at genius and party!" With Kohl's illuminating ...Submitted by Lawrence Kohl



The Ted Gallagher 150: Walking for a Cause
When Edwin Gallagher, Sr. passed away in early 2014 at the age of 93, his son, Ted Gallagher, Jr., wanted to do something to memorialize his father in a way that was both meaningful and truly fitting of the man his father had been. "My dad was a remarkable man," ...By Diane Claytor



Homeless day care facility to open temporarily in Saranap
In a flurry of activity near the end of July, the Trinity Center announced that the temporary quarters for its homeless day care facilities would be relocated to the old Sufi Center/Holy Ghost Hall in the Saranap area.
By John T. Miller



'The Little Comrade' - a poignant Estonian movie presented at Orinda Theatre
This month's showing of the International Film Showcase in Orinda is a remarkably touching tale set in communist dominated Estonia in the 1950s under the Stalinist regime. All the ingredients of a dark drama play out as the story unfolds: treason, betrayal, ma ...By Sophie Braccini



Lynn's Top Five
Financial advisors spend a lot of time advising retirees or those nearing financial independence on all the moves they should be focusing on to maximize their financial resources. Unfortunately we don't always spend enough time helping millennials, thinking that they ...By Lynn Ballou, CFPr



Local student spends summer conducting research at UC Davis
While most high school students are lounging around the pool, playing video games, or maybe working at the nearest mall, Kate Blanchard spent her off-time researching tyrosine sulfation at UC Davis.
Submitted by Steven Ramsay



Young writers gather in Orinda for creative summer fun
Young writers gathered at Orinda Community Church for a week of "Writers' Camp." Brock, The Dog and Dave, and The Magic Unicorn served as mascots, reminding them "You be you, for only you can tell your story."
Submitted by Leslie Darwin



Catfish gets reprieve
At 12 years old, Christopher Paganelli has caught dozens of fish, but he never expected the beast he hooked recently at the Moraga Country Club golf pond. "I had the fish on for about three minutes," he said. "At first I thought I had gotten caught on a rock or weeds, ...By Jennifer Wake



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